In France decided to investigate corruption in FIFA.
Prosecutors in France opened a preliminary investigation of corruption within FIFA, which, in particular, concerns the election process of the host countries of FIFA world cups 2018 and 2022, reports Le Monde.
According to media reports, the national prosecutors in France opened a preliminary investigation under article “corruption”, “criminal group”, “illegal use of official position”.
It is reported that several of the Prosecutor’s representatives visited Switzerland, where he met with the former President of FIFA Joseph Blatter. On 20 April he gave testimony, but later did not discuss this information, limiting transmitted through the lawyer with the phrase “no comment.”
The French Prosecutor’s office was interested in the first place, the French defendants in the corruption scandal. In particular, the media heard the names of a former member of FIFA’s Executive Committee Reynald Temarii, a former candidate for the presidency of FIFA, Mohammed bin Hammam, the former Secretary General of FIFA Jerome valcke and former head of UEFA Michel Platini. All of these officials are removed at different times from any activity connected with football.
The world Cup of 2018 will pass in Russia, the host of the tournament in 2022 is Qatar.